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The Welsh name Hanmer comes from the name of the parish of Hanmer, which was in the diocese of St. Asaph, in the county of Flint.

Hanmer Early Origins



The surname Hanmer was first found in Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint), a historic county, created after the defeat of the Welsh Kingdom of Gwynedd in 1284, and located in north-east Wales, where the Hanmer family held a seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Hanmer in that shire, from about the year 1250. The first to bear this name was Sir John of Macclesfield who was Constable of Carnarvon Castle who assumed the name of Hanmer from his mother's family, his mother being an heiress of Hanmer. The original family name is said to have been Mackfel, but this is thought to have been merely a corruption of Macclesfield. It is more likely that they are direct descendants of Tudor Trevor through David Ap Dai Madoc, through David Voel of Hanmer, grandson of Sir John Hopton of Bettisfield, who is claimed to be the lineal male ancestor of the Hanmers of Hanmer. "Holbrook Hall, in the parish [of Little Waldfield in Suffolk] is the seat of a branch of the Hanmer family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hanmer Spelling Variations


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Hanmer Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Hanmer have included Hanmere, Hanmare, Hanmair, Hanmer, Hanmerr, Handmer and many more.

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Hanmer Early History


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Hanmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanmer research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1332, 1387, 1370, 1420, 1590, 1624, 1624, 1612, 1678, 1640, 1669, 1678, 1701, 1659, 1677, 1746, 1714 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Hanmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir David Hanmer, KS, SL (c.1332-1387), an Anglo- Welsh Justice of the King's Bench from Hanmer, Wales, Owain Glyndwr's father-in-law and the father of Glyndwr's chief supporters; and his wife, Margaret Hanmer ( c. 1370 - c. 1420), also known by her Welsh...

Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Hanmer:

Hanmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hanmer, who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • George Hanmer, who settled in Somers Island in 1635
  • Thomas Hanmer, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • George Hanmer, aged 24, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Tho Hanmer, aged 14, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Hanmer, who settled in Maryland in 1729

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanmer (post 1700)



  • Lee Franklin Hanmer (1871-1961), American director of the recreation department of the Russell Sage Foundation (1912-1937), co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America and later the Campfire Girls of America in 1912
  • William E. Hanmer (1879-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield, 1941-44; Member of Connecticut State Senate 4th District, 1945-46
  • Francis Hanmer, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Hartford, 1859
  • Charles H. Hanmer, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield; Elected 1904
  • Andrew J. Hanmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944
  • Alfred W. Hanmer, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1899-1927; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield; Elected 1912
  • A. B. Hanmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1924
  • Sir Wyndham Richard Guy Hanmer (b. 1955), 9th Baronet of Hanmer, Welsh peer
  • Sir John Wyndham Edward Hanmer (1928-2008), 8th Baronet of Hanmer, Welsh peer
  • Sir Griffin Wyndham Edward Hanmer (1893-1977), 7th Baronet of Hanmer, Welsh peer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Gardez l'honneur
Motto Translation: Keep the honour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Hanmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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